Jimmy Ambriz (born March 20, 1977) is an American professional mixed martial artist who last competed in 2017. A professional competitor since 2001, Ambriz is a veteran of the WEC, Tachi Palace Fights, K-1 HERO'S, Pancrase, the MFC, DREAM, the Super Fight League, and King of the Cage. He is the former KOTC Super Heavyweight Champion.
|Born||March 26, 1977|
Santa Ana, California, United States
|Other names||The Titan|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||301 lb (137 kg; 21 st 7 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Santa Ana, California, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Ambriz made his professional debut in 2001 for the Arizona-based Rage in the Cage promotion. After amassing a record of 5–0, he faced former NJCAA wrestling standout and then-King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Champion Dan Bobish at KOTC: Double Cross. Ambriz won via first-round TKO, becoming the KOTC Super Heavyweight Champion]]. He then defended his title twice against Vince Lucero and Jonathan Ivey, respectively; both first-round finishes.
Ambriz then fought at the first Super Fight League event, SFL 1, and he fought against Indian fighter Satish Jha. He won the fight via TKO 14 seconds into the first round. He was expected to return to the SFL at SFL 4 against Japan's Satoshi Ishii. but due to the change in the organisation's structure the fight was scrapped. However at SFL 10, Ambriz stepped in for an injured Singh Jaideep to fight Mohamed Abdel Karim. Ambriz won via arm-triangle choke.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|39 matches||17 wins||21 losses|
|Loss||17–21-1||Lolohea Mahe||TKO (submission to punches)||X-1 46: Armed and Dangerous||April 29, 2017||1||0:37||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Loss||17–19–1||Maxim Novoselov||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Titov Boxing Promotion: Shtyrkov vs. Rodriguez||September 9, 2016||1||3:30||Yekaterinburg, Russia|
|Loss||17–19–1||Evgeniy Erokhin||KO (punch)||MFP: Eastern Rubicon||December 12, 2015||1||1:05||Khabarovsk, Russia||Return to Super Heavyweight.|
|Win||17–18–1||Mohamed Abdel Karim||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||SFL 10||November 23, 2012||1||2:38||Mumbai, India|
|Win||16–18–1||Satish Jha||TKO (punches)||SFL 1||March 11, 2012||1||0:14||Mumbai, India|
|Loss||15–18–1||Pawel Nastula||Submission (hand injury)||STC: Bydgoszcz vs. Torun||October 1, 2011||1||1:50||Bydgoszcz, Poland||For STC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||15–17–1||Tommy Sauer||TKO (punches)||AOF 13: Amaya vs. Lawrence||September 10, 2011||1||4:03||Estero, Florida, United States|
|Loss||15–16–1||Lyubomir Simeonov||TKO (submission to punches)||BMMAF: Warriors 21||May 27, 2011||1||0:33||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|Loss||15–15–1||Michael Buchkovich||TKO (punches)||AOF 12: Static||April 2, 2011||2||1:17||Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Win||15–14–1||Mike Guidry||TKO (punches)||Tachi Palace Fights 7||December 2, 2010||2||2:42||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||14–14–1||Alexandru Lungu||TKO (doctor stoppage)||K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Bucharest||May 21, 2010||2||N/A||Bucharest, Romania||Super Heavyweight bout.|
|Loss||14–13–1||Ikuhisa Minowa||Submission (toe hold)||DREAM 13||March 22, 2010||2||2:42||Yokohama, Japan||Openweight bout.|
|Win||14–12–1||Chris Clark||TKO (punches)||Midwest Fighting Championships||August 22, 2009||1||1:04||Centerville, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||13–12–1||Jeff Monson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Total Combat 33||July 11, 2009||1||1:09||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Loss||13–11–1||Jeff Monson||Submission (north/south choke)||Beatdown: 4 Bears Casino||October 11, 2008||1||1:50||New Town, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||13–10–1||Sergei Kharitonov||TKO (submission to punches)||DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round||September 23, 2008||1||2:15||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||13–9–1||Eric Prindle||Submission (north/south choke)||Rage in the Cage 110||May 31, 2008||1||1:31||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||12–9–1||Nick Penner||Decision (unanimous)||Fighters Nation: Urban Conflict||April 26, 2008||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||11–9–1||Anthony Ruiz||Submission (verbal)||PURECOMBAT: From the Ashes||December 1, 2007||1||N/A||Visalia, California, United States|
|Win||11–8–1||Ruben Villareal||TKO (punches)||WCO: Kerr vs. Gavin||November 7, 2007||1||1:19||Hollywood, California, United States|
|Loss||10–8–1||Chris Tuchscherer||Submission (rear naked choke)||Extreme Challenge 85||October 6, 2007||1||4:43||Bismarck, North Dakota, United States|
|Loss||10–7–1||Scott Junk||TKO (corner stoppage)||MFC 12: High Stakes||June 22, 2007||1||5:00||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||10–6–1||Brian Peoples||KO (elbows)||Dragon's Cage: Danville||May 12, 2007||1||0:17||Danville, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||9–6–1||Antoine Hayes||TKO (injury)||FCFS 9: Battlefield||March 24, 2007||1||4:46||Merrillville, Indiana, United States|
|Win||9–5–1||Rich Hale||KO (punches)||Rage in the Cage 91||February 24, 2007||1||0:53||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||8–5–1||Justin Eilers||TKO (doctor stoppage)||WEC 21||June 15, 2006||1||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||8–4–1||Jérôme Le Banner||KO (punch)||HERO'S 4||March 15, 2006||1||2:04||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8–3–1||Ricco Rodriguez||TKO (submission to punches)||WEC 17||October 14, 2005||1||4:13||Lemoore, California, United States|
|Loss||8–2–1||Dan Christison||Submission (verbal)||IFC: Warriors Challenge 19||March 26, 2005||2||0:55||Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States|
|Draw||8–1–1||Ron Waterman||Draw||Pancrase: Hybrid 10||November 30, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8–1||Josh Barnett||TKO (knee and punches)||NJPW Ultimate Crush||May 2, 2003||1||3:05||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8–0||Johnathan Ivey||Submission (forearm choke)||KOTC 21: Invasion||February 21, 2003||1||3:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States||Defended the KOTC Super Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||7–0||Vince Lucero||Submission (arm/triangle choke)||KOTC 19: Street Fighter||December 7, 2002||1||4:33||San Jacinto, California, United States||Defended the KOTC Super Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||6–0||Dan Bobish||TKO (submission to punches)||KOTC 16: Double Cross||August 2, 2002||1||0:46||San Jacinto, California, United States||Won the KOTC Super Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||5–0||Jerry Vrbanovic||Submission (triangle choke)||HFP 1: Rumble on the Reservation||March 30, 2002||1||3:30||Anza, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Allan Sullivan||TKO (injury)||Rage in the Cage 32||December 15, 2001||3||0:14||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||3–0||Javier Casio||TKO (corner stoppage)||Gladiator Challenge 8: School Yard Brawls||November 17, 2001||1||0:48||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Rick Collup||TKO (submission to punches)||Rage in the Cage 30||September 26, 2001||2||1:09||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||1–0||Justin Lyon||TKO (submission to punches)||Rage in the Cage 27||April 28, 2001||1||0:34||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
- "Report: Jimmy Ambriz targeted as "Strikeforce: Miami" opponent for Bobby Lashley". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-15. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18.
- "Ambriz out as Lashley opponent, officials at "square one" on replacement". mmajunkie.com. 2010-01-19. Archived from the original on 2010-01-22.
- "Baczynski, Sandoval, Ambriz named injury replacements at Tachi Palace Fights 7". Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- MAXFIGHT-21, София 27 май, Зимен Дворец на Спорта, 20.00 часа Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine, Българска федерация по ММА
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